Don’t be misled by their tiny size, these tiny frogs are poisonous to the touch!
Amazing Facts About the Panamaian Golden Frog
- Panamanian Golden Frogs are able to make a whistling noise, which is unusual because they do not have any eardrums to hear each other!
- They communicate by waving their hands and legs – a bit like sign language.
- They’re very toxic and can be toxic even just to the touch.
- Their toxicity increases the more they eat, so juveniles are not as toxic as adults.
- Panamanian Golden Frogs can be found in the Panamanian rainforest.
- Their population size has been adversely affected by an increase in the illegal pet trade as well as habitat loss and disease.
- They are quite small in size, ranging from 1.5″ to 3″ (4 to 8cm) long.
- Males are very territorial and will defend their space on the streamside from other encroaching males.
- These frogs are sexually dimorphic, which means the males and females look very different. Females are nearly twice the size of males.
- Females can lay up to 900 eggs in one clutch!
- Their tadpoles have to stay well-hidden as they are not yet toxic and so are vulnerable to predators.
- Type: Amphibian
- Size:1.5-3" (4-8cm)
- Habitat: Rainforest Rivers
- Range: Panama
- Scientific name: Atelopus zeteki